West Africa: New Plan to Boost Sahel Croplands
The World Bank has approved a U.S. $203 million to help increase food production and create economic opportunities for families and communities in the countries of the Niger Basin, as part of its long-term solution to recurring drought.
Sahel farmers are finding ways to reclaim the desert.
United States Department of State, 26 September 2012
The United States remains committed to supporting West Africa's troubled Sahel region as it faces political turmoil, rising extremism and a severe food crisis affecting an ... read more »
The Star, 25 September 2012
Over two decades ago, world leaders committed to reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015. Very little progress has been made, especially in ... read more »
Oxfam International, 7 September 2012
International aid agency Oxfam and leading West African farmers network ROPPA today welcomed an initial forecast of an improved harvest in the Sahel region but warned governments ... read more »
West Africa: Sahel Crisis: Country By Country (document)
United Nations World Food Programme, 8 August 2012
Hunger is on the rise across the Sahel region of West Africa, a massive swathe of territory that stretches across eight countries from Chad in the east to Senegal in the west. Here ... read more »
Oxfam International, 5 August 2012
Last week, British actor Bonnie Wright, best known for her role in the Harry Potter films, travelled to Senegal with Oxfam to draw attention to the growing humanitarian crisis in ... read more »
SciDev.Net, 1 August 2012
Researchers at Senegal's Centre for Ecological Monitoring (Centre de Suivi Ecologique, CSE), in Dakar, and the Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET), based ... read more »